Sip on this
Nightly Beauty, $50 for 14 packets per box
What it is: A hot chocolate drink mix you mix with milk, to be consumed nightly. Made by a U.S.-based company called Beauty Foods, this supplemental powder contains all-natural ingredients thought to promote relaxation and skin rejuvenation while you snooze.
What’s in it: Vitamins (A, B, C, and E), biotin and magnesium for restoration; L-Theanine, which is the amino acid in green tea responsible for its calming effects; and collagen peptides.
Why you should try it: Skin-savvy women know that having a P.M. skincare regime is paramount to staying youthful-looking. It goes beyond washing off your makeup! Night time is when you use ingredients that treat specific concerns like wrinkles, age spots, or acne (hello retinol serum!). Along with using smart skin care products, I’m a big believer that nourishing your skin from the inside out with natural foods can help turn the clock back on your skin. Another factor is stress reduction, which involves clocking in a solid 8 hours of sleep per night. Beauty sleep. Call it whatever you want. It’s so important to the “aging amazingly” goal we’re all after.
But what do you do when you can’t fall asleep in the first place?
A warm mug of milk is like nature’s Ambien.
It’s a classic mom-trick for inducing sleepiness, without the grogginess experienced the day after popping a sleeping pill. Perhaps it’s the tryptophan from the milk protein? Whatever it is, warm milk has helped me doze off when insomnia strikes.
Beauty Foods has taken this old-school remedy to the next-level by adding natural ingredients that may boost your skin’s health. It’s a beautiful concept, really. I think it’s a great product to try, if not for the beauty benefit, than at least for the great taste of the drink itself.
The powders come in three flavours: chocolate, chocolate-chai, and vanilla. I like all three, but if I had to sum up the flavour of the products as a whole, they’re like a mix of green tea and Ovaltine. If you’re lactose-intolerant, you can mix them with coconut milk, almond, soy or hemp milk. The coconut milk gives it a more full bodied taste.
Enjoying a warm cuppa before bed might just help you get that deep restorative beauty sleep!
Where to buy it: beautyfoods.com. The kind folks at Beauty Foods are offering the skinY readers 25% off, until February 14. Use promo code BFSKINY25 at checkout.